Joss never agreed with this, but my private inner monologue was that Jayne found Inara [Morena Baccarin] to be the perfect woman. Who is the hot person in the room? It’s a question they ask in acting school. In other words, who are you playing the scene for? You could be talking to Nathan Fillion or standing up to him, but your character is showing off for Inara. It gives the scene a more complex nature because people just operate that way. The audience gets that subconsciously.